Make sure ceiling fans are working. Check for warped blades, loose blade screws or a wobbling motor. Clean the blades regularly. Clean your barbeque. Run a gas grill on high for 10 to 15 minutes to burn off residue, and then turn off, and clean with a wire brush. Touch up exterior paint now, as a sudden drop in temperature can ruin your paint job. Scrape, sand, and clean any blistered or peeling areas. Spot-prime and apply a finish coat with enough overlap to adhere to the existing paint surface. Check to be certain that flammable paints, thinners, stains, hazardous, and poisonous materials are stored in a locked, metal fire-resistant cabinet. Inspect and service washers and dryers, cook tops or stoves, dishwashers, trash compactors, exhaust fans, etc., according to the manufacturers' recommendations.
Ten Tips to Help You Prepare Your Home for Winter
Now that cooler weather is upon us, it is a good time to start preparing your home for winter. As temperatures begin to dip, your home will require maintenance to keep it in tip-top shape through the colder weather. The autumn prelude to falling winter temperatures means such things as furnaces, gutters, and plumbing will need your attention, regardless of where you live. About.com has prepared ten tips
to help you prepare your home for whatever sort of winter you might have.